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Château en Gâteau: A student bakery on the rise

Château en Gâteau: A student bakery on the rise

By Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Monta Vista High School

February 14, 2020

Senior Ethan Hu has always loved watching his aunt at work, cooking in her home kitchen while occasionally stepping in to help. As he grew up, his interest in food enhanced, and he started making his own creations and sharing it online with friends. His personal Instagram page became so flooded with...

Soled Out: Senior’s business built from passion

Soled Out: Senior’s business built from passion

By Kathryn Broderius, Greeley West High School

February 12, 2020

Everyday, trending brands release new shoes and clothes that will be swiped off the market quickly and for high value, with few prospective buyers actually able to add them to their shopping carts in time. For West senior and young entrepreneur Oscar Perez Luna, it’s those short-windowed opportunities...

The man behind the merch

The man behind the merch

By Natalie Dunlap, West High School

February 12, 2020

All it takes is an Instagram story from Chris Kim ’20 directing his followers to wear their Chong’s shirts and the next day more than a dozen students, and on occasion, a teacher, can be spotted in long sleeve black tee-shirt with a tiger on the back. Their peers might be sitting in class wonderi...

Insta Funds: Students turn to social media for entrepreneurship

Insta Funds: Students turn to social media for entrepreneurship

By Preksha Kedilaya, Pleasant Valley High School - IA

February 10, 2020

At first thought, a typical high school part-time job sounds like the epitome of a dreary minimum wage job that is rarely thought provoking. Recently at PVHS, students are finding a creative outlet that allows them to earn money and save the environment by thrifting or reselling clothes through the platform...

Stephen climbs higher with Higher Attyre

Stephen climbs higher with Higher Attyre

By Paris Ye, Richard Montgomery High School - MD

February 10, 2020

Within one year, sophomore Art Stephen transformed a doodle he drew in his freshman government class into a profitable clothing brand. Driven by his personal mantra, “go higher,” Stephen’s business, Higher Attyre, creates unique clothing that inspires teenagers to make a difference. Most of...

Jupiter High students start their own successful businesses

Jupiter High students start their own successful businesses

By Nicole Christie, Jupiter High School

February 10, 2020

Jupiter is home to two successful entrepreneurs who aren't even out of high school yet. Senior Luke Shaw has his own painting business. Junior Austyn Roth has his own landscaping businesses. Both students are hugely successful in the area and have plans to grow their ventures in the future. In Oct....

Konesky crochets critters for a cause

Konesky crochets critters for a cause

By Brooke Scanlon and Mason Hurley

February 5, 2020

Crocheting hooks might remind some students of their grandmas, but for senior Riley Konesky, they are a tool for business. Konesky manages her own online toy business, Crayon Crochet Critters, where she sells crocheted animals for prices ranging from roughly $3 to $25. The website can be foun...

Tasty yellow snow

Tasty yellow snow

By Ryan Moore, De Smet Jesuit High School

February 5, 2020

Senior Alex Davis is the Founder and CEO of Ice Shack STL, a mobile dessert service that carters events for people of all ages. “I mainly do shaved Ice but I also have what an ice cream truck can bring,” Davis said. “To get started I needed to get a business license and health permit for ea...